Funded External Grants and Contracts:
30- USDA-NIFA, 2020-24, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), Wagner, N., Huertas, M., Ghoddusi, H., “Bluewater: A Smart Circular Economy for Integrated Organic HydroponicAquaponic Farming to Empower an Underrepresented Workforce”, Amount: $250,000.
29- USDA-NIFA, 2016-20, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), Wagner, N., Mix, K., Ghoddusi, H., Lewis, S., Aslan, S., Chumbley, T., “EverGreen: A Cross-Disciplinary Research-Based Education Program for Hispanic Students at the Food-Water-Energy Intersection”, Amount: $1,000,000.
28- DoD, 2016, “Aerosol Jet Printing System for Additive Manufacturing and Material Development”, PI(Chen, Y.), Asiabanpour, B., Beall, G., Droopad, R., Weigum, S., Yu, Q., Amount: $400,000.
27- Department of Education-MSEIP, 2014-17, “REENERGIZE: Recruitment and Retention of Students in STEM Programs through a Renewable Energy Research and Education Partnership with Five Minority Institutions” PI (Asiabanpour, B.) and CoPI (Aslan, S., Jimenez, J., Salamy, H., Kim, Y., Ortiz, A., and Viswanatan, V.), Amount: $613,822.
26- NASA, 2014-19, “NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative-NASA EPDC”, PI (Ortiz, A.), PM (Huling, L.,) CoIs in alphabetical order (Asiabanpour, B., Beck, J., Bos, B., Close, E., Dickinson, G., Fabac, C., Sriraman, V., and Van Overschelde, J.), Amount: $14,998,963.
*Only funded proposal among 20 submissions. The largest grant ever for the Texas State University.
25- USDA- WAMS, 2014-16, Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program, “A BRIDGE Program to Engage, Sustain and Empower Women and Minorities in STEM (ESE WAMS)”, PI(Aslan, S.), CoPIs (Asiabanpour, B., Salamy, H., Jimenez, J., Londa, M.). Amount: $417,017 ($106,505 USDA + $310,512 Matching from Intel)
24- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ESP- Engineering Summer Program, 2014, “Designing Green-Engineering Summer Camp” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), CoPIs (Aslan, S., Ortiz, A., Jimenez, J., Kim, Y., Salamy, H.), Amount: $12,500.
23- New Beginnings, 2014, “Power transmission with zero loss and thermal hydrogen from the waste heat” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $10,000 ($5,000 cash and $5000 base unit and parts).
22- ChairCycle/Trekease, 2014, “Chair and wheelchair exercise unit” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $3,500 ($1,500 cash and $2000 base unit, parts, and materials).
21- MicroPower, 2014, “Ingot Growth Oven” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $5,500 ($500 cash and $5000 base unit, parts, and materials).
20- NASA-TSGC (Texas Space Grant Consortium), 2014, “Mars Drill” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $2,000 + system support.
19- Halliburton, 2014, “Developing High School Students Curiosity in Science and technology in Capstone Design Days” PI (Jin, T.) and CoPI (Apan, Q., Asiabanpour, B., Aslan, S., Jimenez, J., Francis, M., Romanella, S., Stern, H., Tate, J.,), Amount: $8,600.
18- Secure Control Systems, Inc., 2013, “Enriching Research and Education of Students by New Additive Manufacturing Technology”, PI (Asiabanpour, B.) and CoPI (Stern, H.), Amount: $45,000.
17- State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), 2013, “SECO Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant Program: Emerging Clean Energy Technologies For The Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant Program” PI (Aslan, S.), CoPI (Asiabanpour, B., Salamy, H., Jimenez, J.), The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Amount: $101,000.